Wendy Cheng is a writer and photographer. She is Assistant Professor of American Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California, and resides in the Los Angeles area. She is the author of The Changs Next Door to the Díazes: Remapping Race in Suburban California (University of Minnesota Press, 2013) and coauthor and photographer of A People's Guide to Los Angeles (University of California Press, 2012). Her essays and articles have appeared in publications including American Quarterly, Journal of Urban History, and the Los Angeles Review of Books. Cheng is a past recipient of the Dorothea Lange Fellowship for documentary photography and the George Peabody Gardner Traveling Fellowship.